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Queen Latifah to host BET Awards show

Queen Latifah to host BET Awards show
Queen Latifah arrives on the red carpet at the 82nd Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 7, 2010. UPI/Phil McCarten | License Photo

NEW YORK, May 18 (UPI) -- Singer and actress Queen Latifah has signed on as host of the 10th BET Awards show in Los Angeles next month, BET Networks said Tuesday.

The event honoring stars of the sports and entertainment industries is to take place at the Shrine Auditorium June 27.

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Performances by Diddy-Dirty Money, Trey Songz, Nicki Minaj and Drake have already been scheduled.

"We are thrilled that Queen Latifah is going to host the BET Awards '10," Stephen Hill, president of music programming and specials at BET Networks, said in a statement. "Her versatility as a performer perfectly matches the dynamism of our show. This will be the perfect 10. Get ready for stirring performances, a surprise that will knock you out and massive quantities of fun; all helmed by 'The Queen.'"

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